Whole Foods Embraces Green Globes, a LEED Alternative

Whole Foods Embraces Green Globes, a LEED Alternative

“It’s very exciting to see refrigeration included in the new rating system so we will be rewarded for the things we are doing." — Tristam Coffin, energy and maintenance project manager, Whole Foods’ Northern California region

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market here is leading the food retailing industry in obtaining the “Green Globes” building certification — an alternative to the popular LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification that retailers have traditionally obtained to demonstrate that their buildings have met environmental standards.

Whole Foods and other food retailers will be in a b

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